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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Dos and Don'ts of Sodium Hypochlorite in Soft Washing

By Mark Cave May 16, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Dos and Don'ts of Sodium Hypochlorite in Soft Washing

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👋 Welcome! If you've ever wondered about the intricate details of using Sodium Hypochlorite in soft washing, you're in the right place. Let's examine the best practices for using this potent chemical in your cleaning efforts while protecting the environment

What is Soft Washing, Anyway?🤔

You've probably heard the term "soft washing" and wondered, What Is Soft Washing?. Well, unlike its high-pressure counterpart, soft washing uses low pressure and biodegradable chemicals to remove debris and growth from exterior surfaces. It's a safer, more gentle alternative preferred by professionals in the SoftWash UK Ltd industry.

What Role Does Sodium Hypochlorite Play in Soft Washing?🧪

Sodium Hypochlorite is a powerful chemical often used in Soft Wash Chemicals. It can eliminate mold, bacteria, algae, and other unwanted substances. It's a crucial ingredient in your Sodium Hypochlorite Mixing Guide. But does it bleach surfaces or kill plants? We’ll address this and much more in our FAQs section below.

Is Sodium Hypochlorite Safe for All Surfaces?😲

Yes and no. Sodium Hypochlorite is considered safe for most roofing materials, sidings, and other hard surfaces. But, you will need to exercise caution when cleaning woodto prevent damage.

Will Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach Surfaces?🌈

Technically, Sodium Hypochlorite is a bleaching agent. Still, when used correctly with balanced dilution ratios, it should not cause any unnecessary fading or discoloration. To learn more about this, check out our informative Podcast.

Can Soft Washing Kill Plants?🌱

Yes, it can. Soft washing involves potent chemicals like Sodium Hypochlorite that may harm your plants. It's crucial to take necessary precautions like a thorough pre- and post-rinse of your plants to protect them. Detail explanation is in our SoftWash podcast.

Learning How to Safely Use Sodium Hypochlorite📚

Working with Sodium Hypochlorite requires careful handling and a comprehensive understanding of its safe use. Our Soft Wash Training Course is an exceptional tool designed to help you master the art of soft washing safely and effectively.

Need More Tips, Tools, and Training?👷‍♀️

SoftWash UK Ltd has got you covered! From the best Soft Washing Equipment to advice on handling Softwash Biocide, we're your guide to excelling in all things soft washing.

In Conclusion, Sodium Hypochlorite and Soft Washing – A Dynamic Duo👏

Properly harnessed, Sodium Hypochlorite leads to impressive soft washing results. Always prioritize safety and adhere to recommended practices while handling this potent chemical.

Continue your journey to become a Softwash superstar with us. Explore our wide range of products, guidelines, and services on our site. Happy Soft Washing!

✨LETS GO✨: Head over to SoftWash UK now for your one-stop solution to soft washing excellence!

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Soft Wash Calculator App

Now you can say I've got an app for that!


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Softwashing calculator is an indispensable tool for juggling complicated chemical mixes. It helps reduce wastage and keeps operating costs down by giving accurate proportions

If you are having difficulty getting your head around the maths, trying to work out what percentage of softwash you need, how much chemical, surfactant and water to add, then this is the App for you.



The Soft Wash Calculator App allows you to work out your soft wash recipe by telling you exactly how much chemical, how much water and how much surfactant to add to get the desired soft wash recipe.
It doesn't stop there!.
- It can also remix your leftover softwash to a new stronger or weaker recipe.
- all controls in one place for see at a glance operation
- ease of input via pre-loaded dials. no more calculator style typing
- instantly responds to changes of complex combinations
- works in both Litres and US Gallons
- tested for Protan and Deutan colourblind users
- links to SoftwashingUK website

Take this scenario
You started with a 1% soft wash recipe of 50 gal (or litres)  for a deck clean and you’re left with 13 gallons.

You get a call from a prospective customer to clean their roof. Past experience tells you a 4% soft wash recipe is needed, but what about your leftover mix at 1%?.

Do you waste time and effort driving back to base to transfer into a standby tank?
You could consider the 13 gal as just water, top up the tank and start again.  
But that’s throwing away the value of the mix and raising your overhead.

Soft Wash Calculator App to the rescue.

You get to the new job and it requires 100 gal / litres.
Switch into remix mode , confirming the 13 gal already in the tank
Move the dials to your new recipe and the app immediately updates the different amounts to add in front of your eyes including the correct amount of extra surfactant.

You now have a 100 gal / litres tank of 4% soft wash recipe ready for your roof clean job!

Not forgetting you’ve saved money too, all without stress and uncertainty . Don’t underestimate what confident calmness has on your customer putting out referrals.

The same applies if you have a 4% recipe left in your tank and you need to dilute it down to 2%. Again the app will tell you how.

Softwashing calculator will also work for any chemical recipe. For instance you can use it for Sodium Hypochlorite, Bleach, Biocide , TFR traffic film remover and degreaser. Even the mathematically-challenged rocket scientist can top up their booster tanks to new fuel mixes after launch delays caused by changing weather conditions.

Using this app you will know exactly what chemical strength to put on any surface giving you the confidence and the knowledge of a professional soft washer and you’ll save money as well.

So if you have little knowledge of how to mix a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.
If you have little knowledge of how to remix a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.
If you want to save money when mixing a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.

This app is also backward compatible to devices running iOS7. We've done this so you can re-purpose an old iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 5  for what could be hazardous work environments. Just toss one in your cleaning van's toolkit.

Once you learn the methods and procedures of how to apply the soft wash to the different surfaces that need cleaning you’ll be unstoppable!

The app also has  a guide to what percentage for what surface. And if you are the lucky owner of a Clever Injector it will remind you the correct setting for the job.
However you should always consider and risk assess what soft wash recipe you need to clean the surface.

** A major iOS code-base change may require a re-purchase. The appiverse at the time will confirm our promise that we won't do so unless the necessity is apparent.



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